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Poster: Jobygoob Date: Oct 8, 2010 1:31pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Does anyone really like ALL of it?

One man's idea of dull is another man's idea of heaven. Why be so judgemental?

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Poster: robthewordsmith Date: Oct 8, 2010 1:37pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Does anyone really like ALL of it?

I'm not being judgmental. I'm expressing a contrary opinion as part of an ongoing discussion. Try to see the difference.

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Poster: BuckeyeJosh Date: Oct 8, 2010 2:11pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Does anyone really like ALL of it?

Thanks Rob, I guess the point I am trying to make is that upon first listen I may feel that a show was awful, but later on it may just be what I am looking for on that day. Its hard to explain the way that this music has seemingly grew upon me like some sort of fungus, it has somehow become deeper an experience than just listening to music for me. And that has happened with shows from every era of the band (for ease I define eras by keyboardists) and there are some years that I find i get into more than others, some shows for me I choose because of a set list, or venue. I really dont have that much trouble switching from 60's to 80's to 90's to last months Furthur shows for me it is all one giant living, breathing, organic machine that streaks across time and of course sometimes it slows to go up a hill or two but coming down the other side sure is one hell of a ride. I just dont like to comment on individual shows because things might change and if i say wow that was a stinker, the next month I may find that touch of grey out of scarlet is pretty nice to my ears.

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Poster: Jobygoob Date: Oct 8, 2010 2:19pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Does anyone really like ALL of it?

Your prefacing your comments with "come on, seriously" and then categorizing certain tastes as dull struck me as judgmental, sorry.

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Poster: robthewordsmith Date: Oct 8, 2010 2:36pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Does anyone really like ALL of it?

I did not categorize tastes as dull, I expressed the opinion that some performances are, subjectively of course, superior to others. Don't expect me to preface every utterance with bullshit 'in my opinion' caveats - you should just take that as a given. I'm not talking for anyone else.